Unique Blog Hop

Helli crafters! I am late on this posting as it was suppose to be up monday but life happenes. Well my good friend and DT member Lisa Lahiff, has chosen me to take part in the Unqie Blog hop. I never heard of it until now and I am honored that she has chosen me. Lisa is super talented and so creative. Lisa, after reading your post I realized how much we are so alike!  You should definitly check her out by clicking here.

What I love about this blog hop is the things you learn about the crafters you love and follow. It’s a great way to get inspired and support your fellow crafters.

Question part of the blog hop:

1.What projects are you currently working on? Well right now I’m working on holiday cards. I purchased two new holiday stsmp sets and can’t wait to use them. I am also working on coloring an image using my copics. I was reminded why Ibarely color any more and it’s cause it takes a long time especially if your like me and never satisfied with how your coloring comes out.

2.What inspires your designs? All the different crafters I have seen on Instagram and craft nlogs inspire my designs. When I get an idea I run to my craft table and get straight to work and I don’t stop till I’m done even if it’s the middle of the night.

2.If you had to define your design style, what would it be? My design style is everything and anything. Since I own an online craft store I tend to design all different types of design for my different customers. What I can tell you is the styles I do like. I have always loved shabby chic designs like Melissa’s from LilyBeanPaperie. I love her projects and everything about them. That is probably my fave style yet I have a hard time making that style project. I also love a CAS designs. I love the clean look.

A Shabby Chic card I attempted to create.
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3.What does your craft area look like?

my craft area is in the baby room/Evan’s craft room/ hubby’s excerise room. Hehe. I have a tiny corner and piles and piles of supplies all over the place. My tabletop is also overflowing but I try to mantain it so that I have space to work on. I also use the table for my sewing projects so it can get a bit messy.

4.How does your writing /creative process work?

Well instagram and Pinterest definitly help with the creative process. Also watching YouTube videos of all the new techniques also helps. For example. I have a new stamp set I received and I am dying to use it but I just can’t think of what I want to do with it so I will usually watch a few videos until my creative mojo decides to join me. Then I do a mental check of whether I have the supplies to create the project I want to do and get started right away before my mojo decides to leave.

5.What three crafty products can you not live without? Hmmm this is tough. Well I definitly need my paper trimmer because I can’t cut a straight line if my life depended on it. I would definitely need my glue tape runner and it’s hard to choose my last product but I would have to say it would be my copic markers.

Well hope you enjoyed reading alittle about me and I thank you for stopping by. I really enjoyed sharing and I thank Lisa for choosing me.

Holiday Card Series with Lawn Fawn

I’m back! Here is my second post of the day. I  would like to try out a Holiday Card series. This will be my first one in the series and I will try to  have a video up soon on how I created this card.

Well if you haven’t heard Lawnscapping Challenges has a DT call for their Facebook Inspiration team so I decided to give it a try.

For this card I used a few techniques that I have learned from Jennifer McGuire. She is truly an inspiration and an amazing and kind person.

So I first started out with a white piece of cardstock which I distressed to look like a winter night sky. I then embossed it with some glitter and then I used a snow stencil that I created on my silhouette program and used some embossing paste. While I let that dry I copic colored some bunnies from the “Snow Day” stamp set and then fussy cut them out. I then adhered some acetate paper onto another piece of white cardstock (which I cut out a window to) and then embossed the sentiment from the “Joy to the woods” stamp set onto the acetate sheet. I added some of my new  holiday sequins (available soon) onto the cardstock with the night sky and adhered the window cardstock to the sky cardstock with some foam adhesive. I really love how the glitter and falling snow look on this card and I see myself using this for a lot of my christmas cards and tags.

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Birthday Robot Girl Stamp Inspiration

Good afternoon everyone! Today I have two post for you. The first one is a tag I made using my new “Robot Girl” stamp set. I was inspired my Kreative Kymona’s robot.

For this project I used a tag which I used embossing paste and one of tim holtz’s stencil. After I let that dry I then added some distress inks. I cut a piece of vellum using my circle die from spellbinders and added a sentiment to the side. To add the sentiment I had to first mask the Happy Birthday part of the stamp so as to not ink it. I then copic colored the Robot girl and fussy cut it (that was not easy). I then used a banner which I had cut using my silhouette and added the Happy Birthday part of the stamp. I also heat embossed some starburst onto the vellum and added some sequins.

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Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Robot girl stamp set inspiration

Hello everyone! I have an amazing inspiration for you today created by the super talented Kreative  Kymona. She is a special guest designer for October and has created a super cute card using the new V’s sweet “Robot Girl” stamp set.

I love the detail on the robot and her coloring is amazing!

Thank you so much for creating this beautiful card Kreative Kymona

Don’t forget to click here to go to her blog and show some love.

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Giveaway Winner

Good afternoon everyone!! So sorry for the late posting.  But I’m here to announce our winner of all four stamps

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and our winner is……………..

Jessika

Thank you to everyone who participated you guys rock.

Jessika please email me at vanessa@vssweetideas.com

Also today I will have my halloween stamp set on sale for 20% off so head on over to my shop and pick up your set. Thank you again everyone!!!!!

Winter Wonderland embossed tag

Good morning crafters! Today I want to share with you a tag I created. I had shared it on instagram and got tons of responses on it that I decided to make a how-to video. I really loved how the tag came out and Mama Elephants Winter Wonderland stamp set is just perfect.

Here are some pictures of the tag and below I will also have the video on how I made the tag.

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Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!!!!

Supplies Used

Mama Elephant Winter Wonderland

V’s Sweet Glitter enamel dots

May Arts Gold ribbon

May Arts Natural Twine

White embossing powder

Copper embossing powder

Gold embossing powder

Ranger Perfect pearls Biscotti

Versamark Watermark embossing ink